On board MS BREMEN from Belem to Puerto Limon
Expedition South and Central America - flourishing life in the Garden of Eden
French Guiana, Trinidad, Tobago and Panama – so many dream destinations on one single expedition. Picture-postcard coastlines and beaches, lush rainforest, an exotic animal kingdom, cultural monuments and the traditions of Native American Indians: the worlds of paradise and première destinations of the BREMEN paint a colourful picture on the Caribbean Sea.
from Belem to Puerto Limon
|Cruise dates:||from 24.04.2015 to 12.05.2015 (18 days)|
|Your ship:||MS BREMEN|
| Fri, 24.04.2015 |
Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Sao Paulo
| Sat, 25.04.2015 |
Overnight stay with breakfast (mid-range hotel)
| Sun, 26.04.2015 |
Scheduled flight to Belem/Brazil, departure 18.00 hrs (subject to the tides)
| Mon, 27.04.2015 |
Relaxation at sea
| Tue, 28.04.2015 |
Ile Royale/Iles du Salut/French Guiana
In the footsteps of Humboldt
| Wed, 29.04.2015 |
- Thu, 30.04.2015
Relaxation at sea
| Fri, 01.05.2015 |
- Sat, 02.05.2015
Port of Spain/Trinidad, from 08.00 to 20.00 hrs
Trinidad and Tobago are entirely different. Trinidad was also given its name by Christopher Columbus – he named the island after its trio of spectacular mountain peaks. The mountains are covered by virtually untouched rainforests. Gain an overview of Trinidad on a scenic journey to Maracas Bay with a stop at the beach*. In contrast to the previous excursion, the focus of the boat trip through the Caroni Bird Sanctuary* will be on the fauna. Here you can gain fascinating insights into the diverse bird population of the island.
Tobago is much smaller, extremely relaxed and lined with idyllic beaches, bays and cliffs. Calypso was invented on Trinidad and Tobago, as was carnival according to the islanders. On a walk in the rainforest*, you will gain an insight into the diverse flora and fauna of this ecological conservation area.
| Sun, 03.05.2015 |
El Guámache /Isla Margarita, from 7.00 hrs to 20.00 hrs
The Caribbean island of Isla Margarita is part of the Lesser Antilles and is referred to affectionately by its inhabitants as “Isla Bonita”. Isla Margarita is known for its enchanting, idyllic beaches and fascinating history: Christopher Columbus discovered the island in August 1498 and named it after its abundance of pearls (Margarita means “pearl”). Legend has it that the pearl fishers bestowed great gifts upon him. Discover majestic table mountains or even the world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls, on a flight to Canaima National Park*. Those who like to explore the island in a more active way will be in their element on a kayak tour through the mangroves*.
| Mon, 04.05.2015 |
Islas Los Roques
| Tue, 05.05.2015 |
Kralendijk/Bonaire/Netherlands Antilles, from 8.00 to 17.00 hrs
| Wed, 06.05.2015 |
Relaxation at sea
| Thu, 07.05.2015 |
The protected location by the sea makes Cartagena one of the most beautiful colonial cities of Latin America. The imposing San Felipe de Barajas fortress still shows today how it once defended the city against pirates. The “enemies” of the Catholic faith were confronted in the Palace of the Inquisition. Discover an evocative historic Cartagena*. Away from urban life, a canoe trip through the mangroves* from the fishing village of La Boquilla provides a special natural experience.
| Fri, 08.05.2015 |
The Kuna people and their elaborately adorned molas are the focus of a visit to the Panamanian archipelago San Blas in the Caribbean Sea.
| Sun, 10.05.2015 |
Bocas del Toro
Your passion for exploring will be stimulated once more in the conclusion of this expedition to the small location of Bocas del Toro and the visit to the bird island*. Enriched by numerous contrasts and natural experiences, your incredible expedition ends in Costa Rica.
| Sat, 09.05.2015 |
Colon, from 6.00 to 20.00 hrs
| Mon, 11.05.2015 |
Puerto Limon/Costa Rica, arrival 6.00 hrs
| Tue, 12.05.2015 |
Arrival in Frankfurt
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The listed shore excursions are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: RIO DE JANEIRO – THE FUN-LOVING METROPOLIS
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: A NATURAL EXPERIENCE IN TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK
Biology specialist in the expert team
As a qualified biologist, Dr Hans-Peter Reinthaler has
accompanied numerous research projects in Venezuela and has spent many
years travelling on expedition ships around the world. Whether the
subject is the South American flora and fauna or the effects of climate
change on various ecosystems – with his experience, he knows how to
present complex subject matter in an accessible way.